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Fighting the good fight in the face of adversity

Blair Vining’s Epic Journey became a leading voice for equitable cancer care throughout Aotearoa, as he fought for an end to the ‘postcode lottery’ that sees many in the deep south face a long wait to access specialist care and treatment. His wife, Melissa Vining (Kāi Tahu – Ōraka-Aparima), has carried on his battle to save the lives of those living throughout Murihiku and Ōtākou.

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6th February 2021
Posted under: Pānui

Waitangi Day commemorated at Te Rau Aroha Marae

An estimated 500 people from throughout Murihiku, Ōtākou and around Aotearoa have today commemorated Waitangi Day at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Awarua Bluff. Manuhiri – including Deputy Chief of Navy Commodore Melissa Ross (on behalf of the Governor General), Minister of Housing Hon Megan Woods, Minister of Agriculture Hon Damien O’Connor, mayors, and other…

Ōtākou whānau resilient in COVID-19 response

Ōtākou whānau are presenting a united front as the country continues the battle against COVID-19. Te Rūnaka ō Ōtākou spokesperson, Michelle Taiaroa says their elderly are vulnerable and they aren’t taking any risks. Tāwhiri Ruru with this story.

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Whenua

Otago Harbour Ōtākou was the name for a channel that ran down the eastern (southern) side of the Otago Harbour from the mouth to Harwood Point, past the whaling station site and main Māori villages. Aramoana ran down the western (northern) side through to Port Chalmers. Today the name Ōtākou specifically refers to the small…

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What it means to be Kāi Tahu

From a young age, my sister and I remember being dragged to hui across the country. Now, that is not to say that we didn’t enjoy the hui, but more that we wished that we had a retreat space, a room for us and other rakatahi our age where we could express our Kāi Tahutaka in our own individual way. This became the foundation for the space we filled for Hui-ā-Iwi.

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Nō hea koe ?

Ōtākou Rūnanga set up A3 Kaitiaki six years ago to work with prisoners at the newly-built Otago Corrections Facility in South Otago. It approaches rehabilitation by helping Māori men reconnect with their culture and identity. Now the A3 Kaitiaki team is looking to take this programme further. Kaituhituhi Rob Tipa reports.

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